Advanced eye care in Walterboro

The highly trained ophthalmologists at Colleton Ambulatory Surgery Center use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and effectively treat a wide range of eye diseases and conditions.

The difference between ophthalmologists and other eye doctors

As a medical doctor, an ophthalmologist is the only type of eye care specialist who can diagnose and treat all eye conditions. They offer a variety of services, including providing visions exams, prescribing glasses or contacts and performing eye surgery.

When to see an ophthalmologist

While many eye problems are minor, some may require more complex care. Other diseases may lead to permanent vision loss or impairment if not treated promptly.

See an ophthalmologist right away if you experience:

Changes in vision, including:

  • Changes in your peripheral vision (shadows or blurriness)
  • Double vision
  • "Floaters" in your eyes
  • Loss of or a decrease in vision
  • Sudden appearance of spots or flashes of light
  • Eye pain
  • Eye trauma (if not serious enough for an emergency room (ER) visit)
  • Fluid coming from the eye
  • Physical changes such as crossed eyes or pupils pointing different directions

Our ophthalmologic services

Our ophthalmologists provide a range of advanced ophthalmologic services, including but not limited to:

  • Cataract Surgery to remove cataract and replace with intraocular lens
    • Yag Laser Capsulotomy: reduce film that may develop after cataract surgery
  • Diabetic retinopathy — blood vessels in the eyes are affected by diabetes
  • Dry eyes — eyes produce inadequate or poor-quality tears to keep them properly lubricated
  • Glaucoma — damage to the optic nerve from excess pressure in the eye
    • Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) to lower intraocular pressure
    • Yag Iridotomy to balance eye pressure
  • Blepharoplasty:  Upper and lower eyelid revision
  • Ectropion Repair: Correction of outward turning of the eyelid
  • Entropion Repair: Correction of inward turning of the eyelid